Research shows sensory activities are the best ways for young children to learn. All PlayGym classes are designed to include multi-sensory stimulation. PlayGym themes provide an excellent opportunity for young children to learn new vocabulary as they experience play like never before!
NEW! We are bringing PlayGym to you! Register for our Virtual PlayGym session with Ms. Christie on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Sessions are open to children ages 4 months to 4 years and their caregivers. You'll receive emails every Friday with information about the materials you'll need for the class the following week.
Registration is free, but required. Your registration is good for Virtual PlayGym classes through June 30, 2020. Sign up your family today!
The Stages of PlayGym
Hoppy, Floppy Spring Session (March 3-April 24)
BabyGym - 4 to 14 months
Wednesdays 12 p.m. and Thursdays 10:30 a.m.
Babies engage in a carefully-planned program that addresses all important areas of early development. Baby sign language, music, movement, socialization, and language development are included in each class. Keepsake art is created every week, giving lots of opportunities for sharing baby's milestones with the family.
Little Ones - 12 to 24 months
Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., or Fridays 10:30 A.M.
Caregivers and children enjoy activities based on age-appropriate themes that change weekly. Baby sign language gives children communication skills that transfer to the home setting. All classes include seesaw time, choo-choo, bubbles, rhythm band, and process art.
2 Much Fun - 24 to 36 months
Thursdays 9:30 a.m. Fridays 11:30 a.m.
Similar to the Little Ones class, each Two Much Fun class includes process art, seesaw and choo-choo time, parachutes, bubbles, and rhythm band. In addition, our fun weekly themes provide multi-sensory ways to play and build vocabulary. Children also practice social skills as they learn to share, take turns, and enjoy playing in a group setting.
Preschool Enrichment - 3 years to 4 years
Tuesdays 11:30 a.m.
Children experience sensory-filled activities based on rich early childhood literature. Activities such as making ice cream in a ball, planting seeds, and baking pies provide rich connections to delightful literature. This class features some of PlayGym’s favorite components such as seesaws and rhythm band.
Class times vary session to session. Please call (423) 648-6041 for future class times.
- Sweet Summertime Mini-Session TBD (4 weeks)
What to wear, what to do, what’s the weather? This session will answer all those hot summertime questions! Celebrating dad will take center stage one week while building with blocks and fishing will round out this sweet summertime mini session.
- Jumping into July Mini-Session TBD (4 weeks)
The summer sun is hot but fun to explore! This session will cool us off with a trip to the beach, (pretend of course!), ice cream and a lemonade stand!
- Fabulous Fall Fun Session August 17- October 16 (8 weeks)
Fall fun means camping, apples and pumpkins! We will also explore our feelings, play with buses, and become veterinarians! This session wouldn’t be complete without firetrucks for fire safety week! (There are no classes the week of September 7th due to Labor Day).
- Holly Jolly Winter Session October 19- December 18 (8 weeks)
Holiday happenings are the center of this session! October has spiders and bats and a Happy Halloween Party, November will be full of fun food adventures with a farm and feast and December will be merry with Candy Canes and Gingerbread! (There are no classes the week of Nov. 23-27 in celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday).
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED!
Classes can fill up quickly and we cannot always accommodate walk-ins. To make sure that a class still has spots available, call Nancy at (423) 648-6045 or Sheila at (423) 648-6040 to register your child. Creative Discovery Museum reserves the right to change, add, or combine classes based upon changes in class enrollment. Payment due upon registration. No refunds. Makeup classes available.